Eye On Jihadis in Libya Weekly Update: March 12

IS in Action

On 7 March, a gang of five men suspected of having connections to Islamic State were arrested as they reportedly attempted in to ‘infiltrate’ Tripoli. Reports suggest three of those arrested were dressed as women.

Other Jihadi Actors

On 6 March, Bosnian security services released a statement indicating that Nusret Imamovic, the country’s most wanted terrorists and one of the most wanted terrorists in the world, had arrived in Libya sometime in February after having escaped Syria where fought along with Jabhat al-Nusrah. Imamovic travelled to Syria in 2013 where he joined the al-Nusra Front.

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